Thursday, September 24, 2015

Layla Update


Layla is doing well and beginning, I think, to believe that this is where she belongs. She is not yet off leash outside except briefly  -- and she's been good about coming when called. But with cows and chickens etc., it will be a while before we fully trust her to do the right thing.


She and Bob are good buddies with a mutual interest in sticks and branches, like the one they're sharing in the picture above.


Bob is such an easy-going sweetheart -- they play together till they're exhausted,


                       Layla also really likes the goldfish pool.



And she really likes to snuggle. . .


Even when she has to share John with Bob . . .


Willa is still cautious and occasionally does her mad woman act if Layla comes near the love seat where Willa and I are sitting . . . Layla is learning to ignore her, which is progress. 

Layla, Willa, and Bob will all ride together in the truck with John without any problems. Evidently the truck, unlike the love seat, is neutral territory.


As for the cats, Layla is very interested in them. We are keeping the cats in the back of the house till Layla goes to bed and is safely closed in the bedroom. Then the kittehs retake the night and roam free till morning.

This whole thing takes time but we are optimistic that eventually everyone will get along.




11 comments:

Ms. A said...

I bet Willa and the kittehs won't be an issue forever!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Layla, you have such a sweet face. I'm so pleased that you're finding your way into the hearts of everyone.
Sam

Jean Baardsen said...

What if you wanted to sit next to John? You wouldn't have a chance!

Barbara Rogers said...

How well organized your critter life is! So glad you've got it all settled. Everyone gets a share of love!

Frances said...

Vicki, it's fun getting this update on the choreography going on around your place.

I laughed outloud at the idea of the kittehs ruling the night.

Full moon this weekend....
xo

NCmountainwoman said...

Animal dynamics are so interesting to observe. Glad Layla is fitting in.

Anvilcloud said...

Quite the houseful. Hopefully, everyone will settle in for good soon.

Cathy Keller said...

What beautiful dogs. Our Duchess would never fare well. She has to be in control. . .Have a wonderful weekend!

jennyfreckles said...

Gosh, I thought sharing a sofa with two cats ( at my daughter's) was bad enough...

Jeannie Yount said...

So glad Layla is settling in and knows she has finally arrived at a forever home. Give her a pat and hug from me.

L. D. said...

If Layla could talk she would express such appreciation and joy for being with you. I know it is hard work to add on more dog but she does look like a very people dog who would do anything for you.